North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

Wanderlust flowing to town

North Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.

The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.

For more information, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, and event tickets visit

Open water swim clinic

The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, in conjunction with Boost Swimming will host an Open Water Swim Clinic at West End Beach of Donner Lake on July 18, 9-11 a.m. Instructor Jeff Pearson is a coach for the National Team, and will help you gain confidence, enhance your open water skills and give you a great workout. Open to all ages, as long as swimmers can swim 300 yards continuously in a swimming pool. Call 530-582-7720 to register. Cost is $30 for the clinic.

Get Qi Gong benefits

Qi Gong may enhance health, the immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Qi Gong classes will meet outdoors where the universe and earth energies are significantly more available. There are two classes per week. Each Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Truckee’s Community Recreation Center, or at the Truckee River Regional Park, Riverside Barbecue area, Thursdays, 10 a.m. at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive near the rodeo grounds. Call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557 for information or directions or just show up. All interested folks are welcome.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Summit Lake Loop Trailhead on Saturday, July 27. Directions: From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn left and go under the overpass turn left again and head down the frontage road to the PCT trailhead. From the east end of Snowpark head into medium forest roughly paralleling the freeway. From here you will travel to explore the summit lakes.

Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures or call 530-550-5192.

Summer food service program

The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Nutritious meals will be provided for free at the site and times as follows: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach, breakfast served 9-9:30 a.m., lunch served noon-1 p.m. Meals provided Monday through Friday through Aug. 23, 2013. For more information, contact Club Chef Melissa Erle at 530-546-4324. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Women’s wilderness retreat

A Backpack Rite of Passage Journey, Aug. 15-19. Meet Thursday in Truckee. Time on the land In the Eastern Slope of the Sierra near Bridgeport. Return to Truckee Monday evening. Cost is $550. Space is limited to eight participants. Sign up early. This trip is for any woman that is seeking a deeper connection to themselves, other women and the natural world. This journey includes a day long solo fast to honor life transitions and explore the gifts we have to offer the world. Dive into the Rite of Passage process of Severance/Threshold/Incorporation and work within the Circle Council to create a bond of listening and speaking from the heart. For more information, trip details, or to register, contact Trails Within at 530-836-1500 or Info@TrailsWithin.Com.

I’m Here, I Matter and I Have a Voice

Practical tools for discovering, honoring and expressing your inner truth. Join these empowering workshops, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in “The Living Room” downstairs at Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St., Truckee. Presented in Spanish and English with live music and light refreshments. Learn how you can create a happier life — from the inside out. For more information contact Reyna Lopez at 530-386-2148 Español or Colleen Jackson at 530-308-5053 for English. Workshops From the Inside Out are facilitated by “Change from the Inside Out Coach” Colleen Akiko Jackson, helping women reconnect with their core wisdom and experience the fullness of who they are, emerging to an inspired life of joy that radiates to our families, communities and beyond. Feel free to bring a friend. A little “Life Music” at the start will help roll up your sleeves to work on equipping your inner toolbox. At 7:25 p.m. close the time with a door prize drawing. If you are able, bring “five bucks for the bell,” or a healthy refreshment.

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